An Author Helping Authors…

That’s my goal.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to see this post on Facebook. Check out the comment on the bottom.

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You can find out more about Keith and his books on his website. Congratulations Keith!

Maybe the AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS IN NON-BOOKSTORES can help you too.

Thanks for reading…

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6 thoughts on “An Author Helping Authors…

  1. Hi Kristina – The idea of selling through non-book stores (and at Craft Shows) is interesting and I am interested in hearing your take on a couple of concerns:

    Is the author always the “physical” seller? If yes…. then what revenue do the stores generally expect for the use of their floor space?

    If no …….. then, even more importantly, how does the store cover it’s costs?

    Regardless of the above answers, and presuming Sales taxes are involved, there would appear to be inherent complications. The store would presumably not want to put book transactions through their accounting program so how would that work?

    Your thoughts appreciated. Colin.

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  2. Hi Colin,

    For me, I was the physical seller. There may be other ways to do this, but I found getting to know the store owner or manger helped.

    With an ISBN the store can put the books through their system and charge appropriate taxes.

    I agreed upfront with the stores on what percentage they would take off the retail price. This ranged from 20 to 40%. I do cover all this in detail in the book, although I didn’t cover takes as it is different for every person,state, province, and country. The a retail store will have a process for paying taxes, so I leave that up to them. I haven’t found this complicated, and the stores that sell my books have been helpful and fun to deal with.

    Hope this helps, Kristina

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